Gian Ferretti
Gian  Ferretti

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Capannoli, Italy

High School:
Liceo Scientifico A. Pesenti

Event:
Throws


03/19/2016

Donnelly Shatters School Record in Debut

Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Aaron Bartnik (3,000 meter steeplechase) picked up wins for the Gophers on Friday.

03/12/2016

Gophers Total Five All-Americans at NCAAs

All five Gophers (Wieland, Johnson, Deng, Ferretti, Lockard) competing at the NCAA indoor meet earned All-America honors.

03/11/2016

Lockard, Ferretti Earn All-America Honors

While Lockard and Ferretti closed out their indoor seasons, All-Americans Goaner Deng and Luca Wieland continued theirs on Friday.

03/03/2016

Gophers Boast Nation's Top Weight Throwers

The Maroon & Gold led all Division I programs with a combined score of 80.18 meters (263-00 ft.) and an average weight throw of 20.05 meters (65-09.25 ft.).

03/02/2016

Five Gophers Earn NCAA Bids

All-Big Ten honorees Goaner Deng, Gian Ferretti and Ryan Lockard as well as Luke Johnson and Luca Wieland will represent the Maroon & Gold.

06/11/2015

2015 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships

2015 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships

05/17/2015

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

Ferretti's Personal Records

2016 | SENIOR SEASON
Indoor:
Named to the Second All-Big Ten Team. • Second Team All-American.  At the Minnesota Open, won the weight throw competition with a mark of 20.00 meters.  Led the Maroon and gold to victory at the Border Battle Duel with Wisconsin with a winning mark of 20.41 meters in the weight throw. • Notched a runner-up performance in the weight throw with his personal record of 21.62 meters (70-11.25 ft.), moving him to third on the Minnesota All-Time list.  

2015 | JUNIOR SEASON

Indoor: Top three finishes were abundant in his junior weight throw campaign, including a second place finishes in the Minnesota Open (a new personal record), the Jack Johnson Classic, and the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Set a school record in the hammer throw at the Baldy Castillo Invitational. • Recorded wins in the hammer throw at the Baldy Castillo, the Texas Invitational, and the Carelton Relays.

2014 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 19.71 meters (64-08.00) while competing unattached. Placed 4th in the weight throw at the Snowshoe Open with a throw of 19.97 meters (65-06.75) unattached. Outdoor: At the Hamline Invitational unattached finished second in the hammer with a throw of 58.14 meters (190-09) • won the hammer unattached at the Holst Invitational with a throw of 63.15 meters (207-02) • at the Carleton Relays placed first in the hammer with a throw of 65.46 meters (214-09)• won the hammer throw unattached at the Tom Cat Twilight with a throw of 62.91 meters (206-05)  won the hammer unattached at the SMU Cardinal Open with a throw of 63.14 meters (207-02) • won the hammer unattached at the Musco Twilight with a throw of 67.10 meters (220-02) • won the hammer unattached at the Mark Messersmith Invite with a throw of 67.92 meters (220-10) • won the hammer unattached at the UW-La Crosse Qualifier with a throw of 62.82 meters (205-05).

PERSONAL
Communications Major. • Hometown: Capannoli, Italy. • Transferred from the University of Pisa. • Son of Nicola Ferretti and Lacesssia Morelli. • Has a sister, Maria Ferretti. • Enjoys photography. • Won the Italian Youth Championship (2008), Italian Junior Champ (2009), Italian U23 Championship (2012). • Competed in the European Junior Championships (2010) and European U23 (2012).

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Donnelly was one of six Gophers throwers in action at the meet - all of whom posted top-10 finishes.

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